The simple truth about statistics

Posted to Quicklinks, Statistics  |  Nathan Yau

Matt Parker explains why no one should be fooled by a misuse of statistics just like no one was fooled by “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”


Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?